Groundwater Unit Outline
At the end of this unit you will :
View a Powerpoint presentation on what groundwater is and why it is important.
Visit some specific sites to see how wells work, their impacts on their
surroundings, and contamination problems.
Oxford County has used G.I.S. to map significant features related to groundwater
and possible sources of contamination. Test out a few possible concerns.
Examine the importance of ground water in the Walkerton tragedy.
Learn about some specific features formed when groundwater flows through
be familiar with the essential terminology and landforms associated with
understand what wells are and how they work.
appreciate the ways in which groundwater can be depleted and polluted.
understand the physical geography behind the Walkerton tragedy.
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